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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1765-1768

Ocular manifestations in patient with congenital erythropoietic porphyria


Department of Ophthalmology, Miguel Servet University Hospital; GIMSO Research and Innovative Group, Aragon Institute for Health Research (IIS Aragón), University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

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Prof. C Isanta-Otal
GIMSO Research and Innovative Group, Aragon Institute for Health Research (IIS Aragón), University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza
Spain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1776_18

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We present the case of a 52-year-old woman referred to our service because of extreme ocular surface dryness. The patient showed corneal, conjunctival, and eyelid manifestations of ocular congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP). We started treatment with autologous serum, topical steroids, and cyclosporine twice a day, topical retinoids, and intense corneal lubrication. The patient referred significant improvement of ocular bothering and less discomfort since treatment was initiated. We describe the management of the herewith presented case of ocular CEP.


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